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Active Play for Early Years Pupils at Burtonwood Community!

The Customer 

After a transition period and a change of leadership, Burtonwood Community Primary School are moving forward with new priorities and a dedication to the curriculum.  

This movement also included creating a new engaging and exciting learning through play space for their pupils.  

children in purple uniform clamber across the get set go blocks-cheviot set

The Objectives 

With a designated space for their Early Years Space, Burtonwood Community wanted to update their environment with more modern and inviting equipment which will support classroom learning through play.  

Outdoor Learning Consultant, Tom Hollingworth, worked closely with the team to design and develop a new space.  


Our Approach 

One of the first steps was to install Artificial Grass and Wetpour throughout the existing Early Years Area.  

The surface includes a Beige and Eggshell trackway/path, Brown Wetpour Area going around the Harter Fell with Platform and Slide and a Blue Wetpour Splash around the new Water Wall.  

a shot of the beige and brown wetpour

The remaining area will be covered in artificial grass. This will give the area a natural look and feel whilst being all-weather.  

This gives a great base for all of the equipment.  

It was also key for Tom to include a brand-new sheltered space for an easy transition between indoor and outdoor learning. With this, he added a Freestanding Canopy.  

the freestanding timber canopy with rainbow bubble windows

The Results 

Burtonwood is now home to a full-scale EYFS development

The space includes plenty of seating for pupils with a Picnic Table and six Artificial Grass Topped Seats 

a child stands there and plays a tune on the freestanding chimes

Pupils can also discover their musical side with Drum Seats and Freestanding Chimes 

Whether looking to build their imagination, or their gross motor skills, there are plenty of play choices for pupils with Get Set, Go! Blocks- The Cheviot Set, and our Giant Playhouse 

children sit and read books in the wigwam

There are also plenty of storage options available with a Large and Medium Self-Selecting Store, Coat Rack and Welly Rack 

If you’d like to see more of our EYFS projects, you can see them now on our Projects Page.  

Or Contact Us Today to speak with one of our Outdoor Learning Experts.